Nearing the November elections, Intuit Inc. has given $1 million to a California political action committee called the Alliance for California's Tomorrow.The group has already spent $66,000 supporting the campaign of Republican Tony Strickland for state controller, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The newspaper posits that Intuit has inserted itself into the controller's campaign as part of its fight to block the Franchise Tax Board from simplifying the state income tax filing process. The paper reported that John Chiang, a lawyer and member of the State Board of Equalization, had support the state’s ReadyReturn program from his position on the board.

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